The durability and comfort you’d expect from Patagonia and Gore-Tex.
- Three-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell is waterproof, breathable, and durable should you knick it with an ice axe or ski edge
- Lighter-weight design for the alpinist who is packing for longer ascents but doesn’t want to skimp on quality or weather protection
- Modified Y-joint sleeve construction for overhead mobility without jacket lifting at the waist
- Two-way underarm vents dump excess heat
- Chest pockets are bellowed so that they fold flat against your chest
- Two-way adjustable helmet-compatible hood with a laminated visor to divert rain and snow away from your face in inclement weather
- Touch point system embeds cord locks in the hood and hem to seal out rain and snow
- Slim zips reduce zipper bulk and overall jacket weight
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This jacket was a Christmas present from the wife. It was an choice for a number of reasons. Most importantly, visibility. The Super Pluma comes in much more visible colors than my other jackets. I got the Pluma in Orange and now I'm confident that if I knock myself out in the woods, someone will find me before spring.
The jacket is very light weight. The pro shell breathes pretty well, though I wouldn't want to truck around in this jacket in the jungle.
It is very minimalist. There are two large chest pockets for gloves, skins, snacks, or hands. They fit a whole lot of stuff and the bellows really do work to slim the jacket's look when they're empty.
There is only one other pocket, a triangular breast pocket on the left inside. It's stretchy and offers a good place for lip balm, a cell phone, a small snack, etc. it's not quite large enough for a folded map.
The draw strings and cinches are complex. there are three for the hood. All give you a very sophisticated fit for helmeted or hatless activities.
Waist cinches are plain and simple.
for all, pull on the cord to tighten. To looses, find the button integrated into the shell, press it and pull.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I managed to get this jacket for $200 on web specials, which made it a no brainer, but even at closer to full price it's pretty nice. The pro shell is super light weight, so it definitely isn's really durable feeling. It's light as a rain shadow almost, but has 3 layer gore tex waterproofness. Fit is pretty tapered, I'm 6'3" and wear an XL... just a little baggy, but not box cut. Hood is not quite as nice as Arc'teryx stuff, but it gets the job done. Pocket s are a tad small, but its a light and fast piece. Styling is pretty clean and it looks great. Overall, if you need a super packable but top of the line gore piece this could be it.
I'm 5'11" and weight 134 lbs. what should be the right size for me?
I think for your height you've got to go medium. Might be a tad loose in the body, but I think you'll need the sleeve and body length of the medium vs the small. If you're going for a real athletic, trim, alpine fit then go small.
You do seem pretty thin... I would consider an Arc'teryx shell since they have an athletic cut. The Theta AR in a size small/medium would fit you great. If you want more room like this Patagonia will have, check out the Theta SV in a small. I'm on the same boat as you (tall and thin: 6' 130 lbs) and a small Theta SV fits me amazingly well.
I am 6' 2" 150, thin like you guys and the Medium fits me perfectly. There is enough room for medium weight layers - piton hybrid or ultralight down pullover. This piece is simply amazing. I have worn it mostly backcountry skiing but it is light enough to bring alpine rock climbing. It breathes very well for the skin up.
Nice simple lightweight shell.
Only complaint is that the touch point adjustments on the hood are harder to use than a standard cord lock.
This is a really well thought out pro shell. It's cut right, not too baggy and has a supple feel. Has a storm hood, which can be cinched nicely without a helmet. This will be my go to for anything short of skiing.
This is the new Gore Tex offering by Patagonia.
My previous shells have been Mammut and ArcTeryx and this shell is definitely baggier through the middle. I prefer this and have enough room for a down sweater underneath.
I'm 6'1" 200lbs and the XL is almost too big.
What is the length of the Super Pluma - waist, hip, thigh? The Pat website does not have this info.
You'll have to get specific item measurements for the size you want, so use the "chat now" feature in the upper right hand corner and ask them to have someone in the warehouse measure it for you.
The Super Pluma hits just below the waist. See the pics above for some on body shots. Hope that helps!